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Health information exchange interventions can enhance quality and continuity of HIV care.
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PMID:  22854158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to describe how comprehensive HIV care is delivered within Ryan White Program (RWP)-funded clinics and to characterize proposed health information exchange (HIE) interventions, which employ technology to exchange information among providers, designed to improve the quality and coordination of clinical and support services. METHODS: We use HIV patient care quality and coordination indicators from electronic data systems to describe care delivery in six RWP demonstration sites and describe HIE interventions designed to enhance that care. RESULTS: Among patients currently in care, 91% were retained in care in the previous six months (range across sites: 63-99%), 79% were appropriately prescribed antiretroviral therapy (54-91%) and 52% had achieved undetectable HIV viral load (16-85%). To facilitate coordination of care across clinical and support services, sites designed HIE interventions to access a variety of data systems (e.g. surveillance, electronic health records, laboratory and billing) and focused on improving linkage and retention, quality and efficiency of care and increased access to patient information. DISCUSSION: Care quality in RWP settings can be improved with HIE tools facilitating linkage, retention and coordination of care. When fully leveraged, HIE interventions have the potential to improve coordination of care and thereby enhance patient health outcomes.
Starley B Shade; Deepalika Chakravarty; Kimberly A Koester; Wayne T Steward; Janet J Myers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of medical informatics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Med Inform     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9711057     Medline TA:  Int J Med Inform     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States.
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